Two charged in Laurel County church theft
Two people are facing charges after a burglary at a Laurel County church.
A Facebook post from the Laurel County Sheriff’s Office states that the arrests follow an investigation into a theft at the Hazel Patch church.
Using video surveillance footage, deputies were able to identify 54-year-old Leonard Jones and 51-year-old Vernon Wilson.
Deputies say, in addition to stealing, the suspects caused over $1,000 in damage to the doors of the church.
Jones is charged with burglary, criminal mischief, possession of a firearm by a convicted felon, and possession of drug paraphernalia. Wilson is charged with burglary and criminal mischief.
Both are in the Laurel County Detention Center.